This past week the Super Kids celebrated Valentine’s Day and the 100th day of school on the same day. These two celebrations just happened to fall on the same day! All of the grade 1 and 1/2 multiage classrooms in our school participated in “The Amazing Race to 100”. Over 160 kids from 7 classrooms raced through different challenges set up in each of the classrooms. Teachers and parent volunteers helped direct the teams with the help of arrows and of course a few road blocks. After each challenge was completed the teams got a completion card to put on their ring before racing to the next task. Some of these activities were 100 exercises, making binary code bracelets, building the tallest tower with 100 cups, and solving a code using a number code.
I want to say a HUGE thank you to the 5 parent volunteers that joined us from my classroom and jumped right in. We couldn’t have done this without you!
After a morning of 100 day activities we turned to Valentine’s Day activities. The class was so excited to “mail” their valentines to each other, open their cards, play Valentine themed games, have a special snack, and watch Franklin’s Valentine. It was a great afternoon celebrating friendship in our classroom.
Last Wednesday we had the opportunity to go to our school’s home economics classroom and have a cooking class with Mrs. Dulder. To say the class was excited would be an understatement. After putting on our aprons we headed down ready to spend our afternoon learning together. Mrs. Dulder demonstrated how to make pizza buns by introducing us to rainforest ingredients such as pepper and oregano. The class listen intently and couldn’t wait to cook together.
The class was divided into 5 kitchens and with the help of Mrs. Dulder, Mrs. McKay our Educational Assistant, and a parent volunteer we were ready for the challenge. The kids were amazing! They worked together getting everything ready using the kitchen tools, following the recipe, turning on the oven, taking turns, and waiting for their creations to cook.
While waiting each group was responsible to follow the example card and set the table. This was adorable! We ate our pizza buns, cheered our water glasses, and then each group was responsible for cleaning up their kitchen. What amazing learning!
Thank you Mrs. Dulder for having us and teaching us these valuable life skills. Each student got to take home a “Pizza Party” booklet with word searches, activities, and recipes. During choice time at the end of the day the kids dove into these booklets doing the activities, colouring the pictures, and reading the recipes.
I even heard from one family that their daughter did their own demonstration at home for their family and made them dinner!
This was an “amazing” week of learning together. 🙂